The Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce has decided to make public its Case For Growth. We will be unveiling our vision for the future of Portland, and we invite you to share yours.
Leadership in the Private Sector
Nominees for the Leadership in the Private Sector Award (formerly the Henri A. Benoit Award) must be residents of the greater Portland region who have made outstanding contributions to the greater Portland community through active leadership or individual efforts in civic or charitable activities
2018 Winner: WEX, Inc. (Watch video here)
Leadership in the Public Sector
Nominees for the Leadership in the Public Sector Award (formerly the Neal W. Allen Award) nominees must be either appointed or elected officials of state, county, regional or local government and have, through their public careers, made a significant contribution to the future of greater Portland. Preference will be given to projects or activities which are of a regional nature.
2018 Winners: Brit Vitalius (Vitalius Group) and Heather Sanborn (Rising Tide Brewing)
Economic Development (SIGCO in Westbrook)
Nominees for the Economic Development Award (formerly the Robert R. Masterton Award) can be an individual, business, agency, organization, community or nonprofit corporation which has assisted in promoting or enhancing the overall climate of greater Portland 2018 Winner: Sigco
Thank you for supporting our vision for the future!
Thanks to the support of our sponsors and membership, our annual event exceeded even our expectations! More than 700 people were in attendance to celebrate our award winners, hear our Case for Growth and to support their community chambers.
From the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce team: Thank you!
Thanks to our event photographer Leslie Brienza we are able to bring you photos from January 26 - Imagine Portland. www.lesliebrienzaphotography.com
Our biggest fundraising opportunity
When you support efforts like "Imagine Portland" you support the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Imagine Portland is not only our largest event of the year, but our biggest fundraising opportunity as well.
That fundraising is turn is used to support our efforts to grow and build the region and Imagine a Portland where businesses and communities can thrive. The work we do would not be possible without our sponsors or supporters.
By purchasing a ticket or supporting Imagine Portland you are allowing us to continue to make the Case for Growth in Portland and beyond. That growth isn't just building new buildings or more housing - it's about making the region more attractive, more accessible, and more open to newcomers and businesses and increasing opportunities for the existing businesses and communities.
An annual event unlike any other
Unlike in past annual events, we will not only be looking backwards, but instead focusing forwards. With the help of the Portland Society of Architects we will help unveil a series of renderings and proposed visions for the city and region.
Because of this year's event location, we will also be offering a sneak peak at the future of Thompson's Point.
The Case for Growth focuses partly on bringing more people to Portland, but also growing the businesses here, and offering a better way forward for all residents.
This event will feature food, drinks, presentations, awards and a vision for the future of our region.